||Evaluation of five waste minimization technologies at the General Dynamics Pomona Division plant /
Brown, Lisa M. ;
Apel, M. L.
||IT Environmental Programs, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;California Dept. of Health Services, Sacramento. Alternative Technology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory,
General Dynamics Corporation.--Pomona Division ;
Waste management ;
Pollution abatement ;
Hazardous materials ;
Surface coating ;
Technology utilization ;
Weapon systems ;
Waste recycling ;
Paint removers ;
Printed circuits ;
Military equipment ;
Waste utilization ;
Environmental chemical substitutes ;
Waste minimization ;
Source reduction ;
General Dynamics Pomona Division ;
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||63 pages ; 28 cm
Five technology areas encompassing eight waste reduction technologies at the General Dynamics Pomona Division (Southern California) were technically and economically evaluated under the California/EPA Waste Reduction Innovative Technology Evaluation (WRITE) Program. Evaluations were made through site visits and follow-up discussions with General Dynamics staff and equipment suppliers. The technologies and the type of waste reduction represented included (1) computerized printed circuit board plating process (process substitution), (2) sulfuric acid anodizing system (process substitution), (3) robotic paint facility operations - (a) proportional paint mixing (process substitution), (b) water-based solvent replacement (process substitution), (c) electrostatic paint sprays (process substitution), (d) solvent stills (recycling), (4) bead-blast paint stripper (process substitution), and (5) Freon recovery stills (recycling). Overall, there was a decrease in hazardous waste generation and an increase in productivity or reuse of recycled materials. In most cases, the technologies could be easily transferred to other industries except for the computerized circuit board and some processes within the robotic paint operation due to prohibitive costs.